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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
4/11/1856 Lievens Constantly, Flemish missionary in India, was born.
4/11/1887 Jamini Roy, famous artist, was born.
4/11/1906 K.V. Jagannathan, great Hindi writer and journalist, was born at Krishnarayapuram,Tamil Nadu.
4/11/1913 Iron ropes bridge known as 'Laxman Jhula' was constructed over Ganga at Hrishikesh 
4/11/1930 Pandit Motilal Nehru renamed 'Anand Bhuvan' as 'Swaraj Bhawan' and handed it over to the people.
4/11/1931 Mahendranath Yeshwant Gupte, cricket test umpire for 1 test in 1984-85, was born at Mumbai.
4/11/1937 Ramnath Krishnan, well known Indian Tennis player, was born.
4/11/1942 All-India Congress party rejects British offer of dominion status at New Delhi.
4/11/1952 Treaty between France and India, transferring the former French settlement of Chandranagar to India, is ratified by the National Assembly, Paris. It was the last formal step in completing the process of sovereignty.
4/11/1964 Communist Party of India was divided in two parts. Firstly known as Communist Party of India [CPI], its second fragmentation was named as Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)]. This division was on ideological differences at the international level.
4/11/1984 Soyuz T-11 returns to Earth which carried 3 cosmonauts including the first Indian Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma, to Salyut 7.
4/11/1992 Marathi cinema's Bhaichandra Govind Pendharkar gets Phalke Award.
4/11/1992 Dr. M.M.Thomas, Nagaland Governor, removed from office.
4/11/1993 Tamil Nadu and Karnataka decide to form a joint task force to nab Veerappan and announces a reward of Rs. 40 lakh for his capture.
4/11/1993 Laxmanrao Madhav Bhide, senior freedom fighter and history expert, passed away.
4/11/1997 10-month-old Deve Gowde govt. at the centre voted out of power. 292 voting against the motion of confidence in Lok Sabha, 158 for it, 6 abstaining.
4/11/1999 The DRDO has successfully flight tested AGNI-11 with a range of 2000 km, using solid propellant rocket motors in both stages and rail mobile launcher system from its new launch complex in the Orissa Coast. With this launch the country has reached the point of operationalisation of AGNI-11 as a weapon system. (1-1-2000).
4/11/1999 A.K.A. Abdul Samad (72), general secretary of IUML and State unit president, died in Chennai.
4/11/1999 Chetan Baboor and Poulomi Ghatak won the men's and women's titles resp. in the India Cup table tennis in Mumbai.
4/11/1999 India successfully test-fires the extended range ''Agni-II'' missile, bridging a key gap in its minimum nuclear deterrent profile.
4/11/1999 Paes-Bhupathi won the doubles in the in the ATP-Gold Flake Open in Chennai.
4/11/1999 Tamil Nadu men, Railways women emerged National Volleyball League champions in Triprayar.
4/11/2000 Ms. Jhumpa Lahiri, an author of Indian origin, wins the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her debut collection of short stories 'Interpreter of Maladies'.


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/2/1953Government set up a Board of Editors under Dr. Syed Mahmood to prepare a history of Freedom Movement in India.
11/13/1999A woman commits 'sati' in Satpura village in Mohaba district of Uttar Pradesh
3/30/1990Constitution (64th) Amendment Bill to extend President's rule in Punjab collapses in Lok Sabha.
11/24/1989Tendulkar scores a record cricket test 50 aged 16 years 214 days.
9/29/2000A special court convicted former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and his then cabinet colleague Buta Singh in the JMM MPs' bribery case. Nine others got benefit of doubt.
3/19/1972India and Bangladesh singed mutual aid treaty for peace and friendship for 25 years.
12/31/1966Bishen Singh Bedi made his Test Cricket debut vs West Indies at Calcutta.
7/12/1960Ranchi University was established.
12/20/1999The Delhi HC dismisses a plea from Rajendra Yadav challenging his retirement from the Prachar Bharati Board.
6/4/1989Melville de Mellow, Eminent broadcaster, died.